Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 announced, goes on sale June 24

Joanna Estrada
June 14, 2018

Samsung has revealed a second-generation of its Chromebook Plus convertible, with the new spin on the 2-in-1 laptop getting beefed up with an Intel processor.

The new Chromebook has a 12.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, which is actually smaller than the 12.3-inch 2,400 x 1,600 resolution display found on the first Chromebook Plus. "For those who choose Chrome OS, we wanted to give them a lot of reasons to choose the new Samsung Chromebook Plus, as it is designed especially for people who never stop moving, to match their pace and magnify their creativity".

Like the previous model, the V2 comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Samsung announced the Chromebook Plus at the Consumer Electronics Show in January past year and released it the following month.

Considering that starting tag, the refreshed 12.2-incher's list of features is certainly not bad, including everything from a Full HD touchscreen to an upgraded Intel Celeron processor (3965Y), two cameras, and a "long-lasting" battery.

There are more connectors on board, as well, with a pair of USB-C ports (capable of outputting 4K to an external display with an optional adapter), along with a USB 3.0 connector and a microSD card slot. I assume the keyboard is backlit; it wasn't originally on the first-generation devices but Samsung later corrected that. Enter the Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2), equipped with a generic built-in pen, just like its predecessor, and priced at a relatively affordable $499.99 and up. U.S. sales will be underway June 24 at Best Buy.

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